Sunday, January 31, 2016

Thin Ice (Men of Valor #2) by Irene Hannon

Title: Thin Ice (Men of Valor #2)
Author: Irene Hannon
Pages: 400
Release Date: January 5, 2016
Genre: Romantic Suspense
Publisher: Revell
Format: Paperback (also available in eBook)
Note: I received a free copy of this book from the publisher in exchange for my honest opinion.

About the book:

     If Ginny Reed is still alive – who is the woman buried in her grave?

     After losing her parents and her sister, Christy Reed has been mired in grief. Now, life is finally starting to feel normal again – until an envelope addressed in her sister’s handwriting arrives in the mail. And the note inside claims she is still alive.

     FBI Special Agent Lance McGregor, a former Delta Force operator, is assigned to reopen the case . . . but he’s coming up with more questions than answers. Is Christy a pawn in a twisted cat-and-mouse game – or the target of a sinister plot? As Lance digs deeper, one thing becomes clear: someone in the shadows has a deadly agenda.

     Bestselling author and three-time RITA Award winner Irene Hannon pulls out all the stops in this high-stakes thriller that races to a bone-chilling finish.

My review:

     This is an incredible romantic suspense novel!

     This is part of a “true” series. You should read the first book in the series before reading this one.

     Before I had even gotten halfway through the prologue my heart was pounding and I was hooked and knew that I would be finishing the book as quickly as I could. The writing style is very compelling and the characters are masterfully developed. This includes both those on the good side that need protection and those on the evil side.

     Christy Reed and Lance McGregor are dealing with loss from the past. They are processing things in very different manners but both are moving on with their lives. I was rooting for each of them as well as hoping to see a relationship develop between them from early on. They are definitely likeable characters.

     I was amazed at the detail that was put into developing the evil mastermind. It was incredible to see just how twisted someone’s mind can become by things that happen in their past.

     After the dramatic, attention grabbing prologue we jump in time and have a slow introduction into the actual mystery in the story. From that point on the suspense and the romance both build. Thankfully Irene gives us breaks in the suspense to catch our breath.

     This wonderful novel definitely is getting a 5 star rating from me and I am highly recommending it.

     Here is the link for my review of book #1 of this series, Buried Secrets:

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